Want to know what happens when you run through the rain bands of a hurricane? You get very, very wet!
With the wind at my back it pushed me along quite nicely. But running with the wind in my face, well, it definitely can be some work. We don't have the highest winds like at the coast does. But as the rain bands move through, we get heavy saturaing downpours and the burst of winds. Some tornadoes to the south and east of us. What was interesting, as I was running earlier, was the way the sky lightened and darkened as the rain bands approached and passed. During one portion of the run, as I passed under a street light I though the light had suddenly come on only to realize that it was a cloud-to-cloud lightning flash (with the subsequent thunder). My phone and watch didn't register a cloud-to-ground lightning strike. More excitement for my run. I came back very, very wet and it was a good run.
The wind and rain has progressively increased through the day and evening. And although we don't expect the constant roar of the wind through the trees, we are may have some pretty gusty conditions as the eye of the storm passes by.
The traffic westbound from the beach yesterday was quite impressive and we had a gorgeous sunset. As I have noted to others previously, this is why I gas up when I reach the coast...to make a quick escape in case the weather turns ugly during tropical storm and hurricane season. I guess when the storm passes, the eastbound traffic will be just as heavy.
At least we can be thankful for not dealing with the circumstances that are facing the Bahamas.